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10 Facts About Pet Heart Health

10 Facts About Pet Heart Health

We all love our pets, and they have a special place in our hearts. To celebrate this, we are talking all things heart health.

Here are 10 facts to know about your pet’s heart.

  1. It may be surprising to know that human, dog and cat hearts are almost identical.
  2. Dogs are prone to getting heart disease like humans.
  3. Compared to all other mammals, dogs have the largest heart to body mass ratio.
  4. A usual cat heart beat is 140-220 beats per minutes. Dogs are at 60-140 and humans at around 60-100.
  5. Dogs and cats digest fats efficiently and don’t usually suffer from heart attacks, like people can. Saturated fats are actually a great source of energy for dogs and cats.
  6. Overweight pets may be predisposed to cardiovascular health issues. Ensure you feed a complete and balanced diet and follow the feeding guidelines carefully.
  7. Taurine, an amino acid, helps the heart pump effectively. Deficiency can cause the heart to weaken.
  8. Omega fatty acids from fish oil may help reduce inflammation and manage abnormal rhythms and prevent muscle loss.
  9. Selenium is a powerful antioxidant that fights damaging free radicals which may contribute to heart disease.
  10. Feeding a diet rich in meats is an important consideration for pets since meat is rich in proteins which support heart health.

It is important to feed your pets with a healthy, nutritious diet, rich in meats and balanced with essential nutrients such as omega fatty acids, taurine, selenium and quality ingredients.

P.S. If you need help with your dog and cat’s health and dietary requirements, reach out to our team of health professionals and we will find the right nutritional solution for your pets.

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